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1 1 English Introduction to Fu Jen Catholic University Janet Lin July 30, 2009

2 2 Outline About Fu Jen 1. Historical Sketch 2. University Emblem, Flag, Anniversary, 3. Chair of the Board of Trustees 4. Presidents Introduction of the University 1. Current situation 2. Introduction of respective Colleges Chinese Catholic Museum of Fu Jen Catholic University Architectures

3 3 About Fu Jen Official Title: Fu Jen Catholic University The name “Fu Jen” finds its origin in The Analects, the celebrated Chinese classic by Confucius, who wrote, “I wen hui yu, I yu fu jen” ( A gentleman who makes friends through literature and friendship ennobles benevolence.)

4 4 Historical Sketch—Beijing Fu Jen Catholic University was founded in Beijing in 1925 by the Benedictines of St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA at the request of the Holy See. Due to the Depression in US, the University was entrusted to the Society of Divine Word. After the communist takeover in the early 1950s, the university became affiliated to the now Beijing Normal University.

5 5 Historical Sketch—Taiwan In 1956, the alumni Association proposed the re- establishment of Fu Jen in Taiwan. In 1959, the Chinese Diocesan Clergy, the Society of Jesus (SJ), and the Society of Divine Word (SVD) collaborated on the re- establishment of the University in Taiwan. In 1961, the university officially started recruiting the first year of students (with the Graduate Institute of Philosophy.)

6 6 The Emblem The laurel wreath symbolizes peace, while the twelve stars in the middle are a symbol of the Virgin Mary. The Latin words at the bottom of the emblem signify the university’s ideals—Truth, Goodness, Beauty, and Holiness.

7 7 Flag The University flag’s color is yellow, which indicates the affinity of the university to the Holy See. The twelve stars in the middle symbolize the Virgin Mary.

8 8 Why the twelve 12 stars a symbol of Virgin Mary? Chapter 12 of the Book of Revelation— Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant, and in labour….(Rv 12: 1-2)

9 9 University Anniversary & Patron Saint University Anniversary is on December 8, which is the day the Roman Catholic Church commemorates the Immaculate Conception of Mary. (Note: not the birthday of Virgin Mary which is on September 8.) The Patron Saint of the University is Virgin Mary

10 10 In 1858, in the grotto of Massabielle, near Lourdes in southern France, Our Lady appeared 18 times to Bernadette Soubirous, a young peasant girl. She revealed herself as the Immaculate Conception, asked that a chapel be built on the site of the vision, and told the girl to drink from a fountain in the grotto. No fountain was to be seen, but when Bernadette dug at a spot designated by the apparition, a spring began to flow. The water from this still flowing spring has shown remarkable healing power, though it contains no curative property that science can identify. Lourdes has become the most famous modern shrine of Our Lady.

11 11 Chairs of the Board of Trustees His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Keng-hsin Tien, SVD April 1960-December 1967 Note: tenure, period of time of someone holding office

12 12 Madame Chiang Kai-Shek December 1967-July 1990 She is the former first-lady, and the university auditorium, Chung-Mai Auditorium, is named after the acronym of the names of the former President and the First-Lady.

13 13 Most Reverend Bishop Paul Shan August 1990-July 1993 In salutation, use “His Excellency”

14 14 Most Reverend Archbishop Joseph Ti Kang August 1993-July 1999 In salutation, use “His Excellency”

15 15 His Eminence Cardinal Paul Shan August 1999-November 2008 In salutation, use “His Eminence”

16 16 His Excellency Bishop Joseph Wang November 2008—Present

17 17 Fu Jen Presidents

18 18 Cardinal Paul Yu Pin 1960-August 1978 Our Administration Building is named after his pseudonym, Yeh-Sheng, which has a biblical allusion, “the voice in the wilderness.”

19 19 Archbishop Stanislaus Lokuang August 1978-January 1992

20 20 Monsignor Gabriel Chen-Ying Ly February 1992-January 1996

21 21 Professor Peter Tuen-Ho Yang February 1996-January 2000 Professor Yang is the first lay Catholic to be elected President of Fu Jen Catholic University.

22 22 Professor John Ning-Yuean Lee February 2000-January 2004

23 23 Current President (the Incumbent) Professor Bernard Chien-Chiu Li February 2004-Present Professor Li is an alumnus of Fu Jen, the first-year graduate of the Department of Philosophy.

24 24 Current Situation Fu Jen Catholic University is a comprehensive university. Currently the university comprises 9 colleges, 48 departments, 46 master’s programs, 22 in- service master programs, and 11 Ph.D. programs, and 15 departments for the School of Continuing Education. Total enrollment is about 27,000 students.

25 25 Colleges College of Liberal Arts College of Arts College of Medicine College of Science and Engineering College of Foreign Languages College of Human Ecology School of Law College of Social Sciences College of Management

26 26 The university also has an affiliated Faculty of Theology, which is run by the Jesuits.

27 27 College of Liberal Arts The establishment of the College of Liberal Arts can be traced back to In addition to its graduate institutes and departments, the College has a Center of Teacher Education.

28 28 College of Arts In 1984, the College of Arts was officially established with the permission of the Ministry of Education. With auspicious development, the College now has three departments, three master programs, two in-service master programs, and one doctoral program.

29 29 College of Medicine To foster medical specialists with Catholic spirits, the university established the College of Medicine with the support of catholic hospitals in Taiwan. In November 1989, the Ministry of Education granted permission to establish the College of Medicine, which makes Fu Jen one of three comprehensive universities to have a College of Medicine. The College now comprises five departments: Nursing, Public Health, Clinical Psychology, Occupational Therapy and a School of Medicine. The College maintains internship contracts and cooperation with several leading hospitals in Taiwan.

30 30 College of Science and Engineering The College of Science and Engineering was reestablished in 1963 in Taiwan. It now has one interdisciplinary Ph.D. program: Graduate Institute of Applied Science and Engineering, seven departments: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Life Science, Psychology, Electronic Engineering, Computer Science and Information Engineering There are more than 100 full-time faculty members.

31 31 College of Foreign Languages The College of Foreign Languages (CFL), established in It consists of six departments: English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese and Italian; eight graduate schools: Linguistics, German, English, Spanish, French, Interpretation & Translation, Japanese, and the Doctoral Program of Comparative Literature.

32 32 College of Human Ecology When the University was re-founded in Taiwan, Sr. Urbania Tushaus established the Department of Domestic Science and Nutrition, which was the first of its kind in the country, under the former College of Science in 1963 with the support from the SVD and SSpS missionary orders. Currently, the college has five departments, two graduate programs, and provides undergraduate, master and doctoral programs. It has some 2,300 students and 105 faculty and staff members.

33 33 School of Law After the re-establishment of the University in Hsinchuang in 1963, the Department of Law was set up under the former College of Law, along with other departments of social sciences. In 2003, the Department of Law and the Department of Financial and Economic Law combined to form the School of Law. The School of Law comprises three departments, two master's programs, one In-Service Master's Program, and one doctoral program. There are approximately 1,200 students. The Legal Service Center and the John Paul II Peace Institute are affiliated with the College.

34 34 College of Management After Fu Jen re-opened in Taiwan, the Department of Industry and Business Management was established in The Department was renamed the Department of Business Administration the following year and was placed under the College of Law. In 1969, the College of Commerce was established, and was renamed the College of Management with the permission of the Ministry of Education in Since then, the college has focused on having more graduate programs. Currently, the College has five undergraduate departments, five master's programs, one Ph.D. program, and seven EMBA programs. In April 1995, the College was ratified by the AACSB (The Assocociation to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), and in October, allowed to establish the Beta Gamma Sigma Fu Jen Branch.

35 35 College of Social Sciences Within the College of Social Sciences are four departments that offer undergraduate majors and master's programs in Economics, Sociology, Social Work, and Religious Studies and a Ph.D. program and an in-service Master's Program in Religious Studies. The college also maintains two affiliated research centers, namely, The Chinese Socio-Cultural Research Center and Service Center for Aborigines.

36 36 School of Continuing Education The School of Continuing Education was established in 1969 with the approval of the Ministry of Education. It is designed as an educational option for students who want to pursue a degree in higher education while at the same time keeping their jobs. In accordance with the diversified development of the University and to provide an environment for life-long learning, the Evening Division was transformed into the School of Continuing Education from 1997, offering four-year, degree-granting programs in fifteen departments.

37 37 The architectural design of the university reflects her Catholic identity (or Catholic and international character) with a combination of Chinese culture and Christian faith.

38 38 Architectural Styles SVD: grey limestone Jesuit: blue Diocesan Clergy: red

39 39 Introduction to Representative Buildings

40 40 Cardinal Yu Pin Administration Building Located right at the university entrance, a geographically convenient spot, Cardinal Yu Pin Administration Building serves as the administration center of the university. It takes its name under the suggestion of the then Chair Emeritus, Madame Chiang, in memorial of the first president, Cardinal Yu Pin, without whose efforts, the university cannot have re- opened successfully in Taiwan.

41 41 Archbishop Lokuang Student Activity Center Archbishop Lokuang Student Activity Center accommodates students’ clubs as well as provides space for extracurricular activities. It is named after the President Emeritus, Archbishop Stanislaus Lokuang, for his life-long service to the university. The protruded window eaves and platform follow the architectural design of the Cardinal Yu Pin Administration Building.

42 42 Cardinal Tien Memorial Building Designed by Fr. Linzenbach, SVD, Cardinal Tien Memorial Building and the neighboring academic buildings take the shape of a dragon with consecutively winding corridors. Cardinal Tien Memorial Building features the head of the dragon with the stainless anaglyph of Chinese bronze inscription. The interior of the building features an embossment of His Eminence Cardinal Tien, the first Chair of the Board of Trustees of the university after her re- establishment in Taiwan.

43 43 Fr. Schütte Memorial Library Fr. Schütte Memorial Library is named after Fr. Schütte, SVD, who contributed enormously to the refounding of the university. Following the concept of the dragon embodied in winding corridors of Cardinal Tien Memorial Building, the crystal windowpanes symbolized the jewel of the dragon, which contains the treasure of knowledge.

44 44 College of Foreign Languages and Literature The building is characterized by the simple but elegant texture of stone tiles. (The leafy shade in front of the college, nicknamed “Little Paris,” is the favorite gathering place for students.)

45 45 Immaculate Heart Chapel The Immaculate Heart Chapel is the spiritual center of the university. (Besides providing a space for masses, it also accommodates the student-counseling center.) The Chapel, a three-story building, duplicates the Roman Mosaic style. The alpha and omega surrounding a holy cross on the top of the roof symbolizes: God is the beginning and the end.

46 46 AB Women’s Residence The AB Women’s dormitory is designed as a phoenix in shape. (The flourishing colors of the stained glasses represent the brilliance of the bird.) On the mural, three scarves formulate the Chinese character of Nue ( 女 ), indicating the female sex. In the Chinese tradition, the dragon and phoenix symbolize the idea of becoming great personages. With the dragon of Cardinal Tien Memorial Building and the phoenix of the AB Women’s Residence, we hope that boys and girls graduating from this university will be blessed with a great bright future.

47 47 The College of Human Ecology One of the first five buildings of the university, it used to accommodate the Department of Home Economics, which recruited only female students; so pink- colored tiles are used to represent the femininity. (It was not until 1972, when the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences was added that the College started to recruit male students.)

48 48 The Jesuit architectural style uses blue and white colors to show reverence to Virgin Mary, who dressed up in a white gown and blue girdle.

49 49 Xavier Hall Xavier Hall is another earliest five buildings built after the university’s refounding. It now serves as the academic building for the College of Law. It is named after Fr. François Xavier Chu to commemorate his contribution in evangelization.

50 50 Beda Hall Beda Hall accommodates the college of Management, and is named after Fr. Beda Tsang, who continued to evangelize in China after communist takeover, and was martyred for his steadfast Catholic belief.

51 51 The Chinese Diocese used to manage the Colleges of Arts and Liberal Arts. The academic buildings for these two colleges reflect the Chinese architectural style by the use of color red and traditional Chinese courtyard.

52 52 College of Arts The College of Arts building accommodates three departments: Music, Applied Arts, and Landscape Architecture.

53 53 Tonelli Hall The roof also exemplifies the traditional Chinese architectural style, which specifically emphasizes elaborate design on the roof. Tonelli Hall is named after Dr. J. P. Tonelli, a faithful Catholic and a passionate admirer of Chinese culture. He generously funded the establishment of this three-story building.

54 54 College of Liberal Arts The seal character of HWA (flower) on the eastern side of the mural is a pun: meaning both our identity as Chinese, and our responsibility to instill new spirits into the Chinese literature and culture. The Lotus Mere incorporates the beauty of nature into this academic building. The building of the College of Liberal Arts is one of the earliest five buildings.

55 55 Ricci Hall Ricci Hall, a T-shape building, provides space for general courses for the colleges of Law and Management. It was built in 1986 and is named after the Jesuit, Mateo Ricci, one of the first missionaries in China.

56 56 College of Medicine The Tsung ChoChang ( 宗卓章 ) Momerial Building accommodates the College of medicine. It is named after the most important donor, 宗卓 章, who most generously funded the establishment of this college. The beautiful mosaic at the end of the building portrays Jesus Christ as a healer.

57 57 Chung Mei Auditorium Chung Mei Auditorium was built in It was modeled after the ancient Roman coliseum and the Beijing Emperor’s Alter architecturally. Aside from university gatherings, it also serves as the gymnasium. The name of the auditorium Chung Mei has a double meaning. First, it symbolizes the amity between Chinese and the American. Secondly, Chung Mei, an acronym of the middle names of President and Madame Chiang, is used to express our gratitude for their unreserved contribution.

58 58 Paul Cardinal Shan Medical Building The newest on campus and provides space for research and teaching for the College of Medicine


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